Current Affairs - August, 2020

External Affairs Ministry organized 6th Round Table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has organized the 6th Round Table of ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks (AINTT) in association with Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The theme of the two-day long symposium was ‘ASEAN-India: Strengthening Partnership in the Post COVID Era’. What is AINTT? ASEAN-India Network of Think Tanks was formed ..

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California Wildfires: Thousands of people evacuated to avoid unavoidable circumstances

California has been battling against massive wildfires which broke out last week. Nearly 771,000 acres of land and 100 homes have reportedly been destroyed by the wildfires. Considering the impact the authorities had issued evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of people. What are the possible causes of California wildfire? Combination of factors like climate ..

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Myanmar Govt and armed groups signed agreement for National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)

A framework agreement has been signed by the Myanmar government and ten armed ethnic groups to implement the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in the capital city of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw. Key Highlights The signing of the agreement called Union Peace Accord III took place during the 4th session of the Union Peace Conference. The ..

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August 21: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism observed by UN

21st August is observed as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism by the United Nations. Key Highlights of the events It was the third commemoration of the day. An online high-level event with the title “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, was held. A short film ..

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YES Bank to completely sell its mutual fund business operations

Mumbai headquartered Yes Bank declared its intention to cease its mutual fund business operations by selling out all its holdings in asset management and trustee subsidiaries. Wholly owned subsidiaries of YES Bank Limited are YES AMC (Yes Asset Management) is the asset management company of YES Mutual Fund and YTL (Yes Trustee Ltd) is the ..

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